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What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:39 pm
by Fogg
Me? A year ago I gave that there Couch To 5k thing a go. It started with 8x one minute bursts of slow jogging with a couple of minutes of cool down between them, It hurt like you'd not imagine, but I stuck with it and it got progressively easier. In the end I actually found myself enjoying it. I do 5k parkrun most weeks now, and go to a beginners club too.

Anyway, for a joke / fake display of bravado I entered the London Marathon, I know it's massively over-subscribed so knew I stood no real chance of having to do it, I just thought I'd be able to say "Yeah, I applied, alas, no joy", except today I lucked in. I've gone and got a place. :shock:

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:27 am
by steve
Fogg wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Anyway, for a joke / fake display of bravado I entered the London Marathon, I know it's massively over-subscribed so knew I stood no real chance of having to do it, I just thought I'd be able to say "Yeah, I applied, alas, no joy", except today I lucked in. I've gone and got a place. :shock:
well done in getting a place. i guess you'll have to train more now or are you just going to enjoy the day and just get round.

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:37 am
by Sheilasa
5k to 42k......that's a bit of a difference! That's like the couch to mt Everest! Good luck with that. I've always thought a half marathon would be a good distance to try. I did a 12k fun run years ago.....but was much healthier, and younger, then. I might yet try the 12k again next year I hope.

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:29 pm
by cookie
:roll:

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:42 pm
by St*Rsh*Ped
I've missed the eye-roll-a-ramas Cookie, haha

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:35 pm
by Gypsy
Hellooo, nice to see you all here! :D

Will post the link on Veikko's and see how I get on.

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:12 pm
by mishmosh
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Wear an eye-catching costume so we'll see you on the telly. A pair of running testicles should do it!

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:37 pm
by Bronwyn
That's really impressive Fogg, good luck with it!

Things are busy enough here, we still have a cat who acts like a dog and the older cats are finally infection free (at a huge cost :lol: ).
Starting to get back to drawing/painting now that I finally have a work space safe from catdog. Trying to record music regularly with the nerd (kae) too which is fun, helps with preparing for my higher grade exams.

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:05 am
by Fogg
Thanks Bron.
mishmosh wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Wear an eye-catching costume so we'll see you on the telly. A pair of running testicles should do it!
I've got to wear this, haven't I?

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I might wear a giant nutsack over the top though, just to spare my blushes.

I'm doing a half on Sunday. It's my first, and I'm not nearly ready for it.

Re: What's going on with you, then?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:04 pm
by skweetis2u
...good luck with that !! fraid you gonna need some luck to do a marathon
i was a jogger/runner for 15 years had to switch to lap swimming cuz of
back issues and other aches and pains - Loved running - the whole fitness thing
is just so awesome -